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ALTA HIGH SCHOOL
PLAN College & Career
Ready (CCR)
Graduation Requirements
27 Total Credits
4
3.5
3
3
2
1.5
1
0.5
0.5
8
Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
Mathematics
Healthy Lifestyles
Fine Arts
Career Tech. Ed.(CTE)
Computer Tech.
Financial Literacy
Elective Coursework
Advanced
Diploma
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Standard diploma
requirements
Plus two years of a world
language (8-12 grades)
Complete Math through
Algebra 2
Two of the 3 sciences must
be lab-based (Biology,
Chemistry, or Physics)
Honors
Diploma
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Same requirements as the
Advanced Diploma
Plus: ACT scores that meet
all 4 ACT College Readiness
benchmarks
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English: 18
Reading: 22
Mathematics: 22
Science: 23
Make-Up Credit Options
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Alta Packet Program
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Alta GradPoint
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Canyons Virtual High School
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Electronic High School (EHS)
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Private Accredited Learning
Centers (Be sure to clear with your
counselor)
Options After High School
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College
Technical Education
On-the-Job Training
Military
Others…
Let’s Focus On College
Remember...decision making is a
PROCESS, not an event!
Source: ACT College Planning Guide
In-State Schools
Technical Schools
Utah College of Applied Technology
www.ucat.edu
Several campuses across the state
 Associate degrees and long/short-term
certificate programs
 Open enrollment program
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Out-of-State Schools
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Western Undergraduate
Exchange (WUE)
 http://www.wiche.edu/wue
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If you are interested in
applying, contact them soon.
They may have an earlier
deadline than Utah schools.
Choosing
a College
Career Center (Room #1940)
 Utah Futures - utahfutures.org
 Alta’s College & Universities Day: October 21, 2014
 College Fair - October 25th 1-3:30 pm @ Juan Diego
Catholic High School
 Consider out-of-state institutions. Contact them early.
 College Rep visits to Alta
 Campus Visits
 Make comparisons based on costs, location, setting,
housing, etc.
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Apply to more
than one college
Admissions
Procedures
 Complete the application
(Internet)
 Request transcripts 3 weeks prior
to deadline
 Letters of recommendation when
necessary
 Confirm all materials have been
received, including fees prior to
deadlines
 Check specific college
requirements
Priority Deadline
December 1st 2014
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Applying by priority deadline = automatic consideration for
merit scholarships.
 December 1 – U of U, USU, BYU, SUU
 February 1 – UVU
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Check the website for WSU, SLCC, LDSBC, Snow College,
Dixie State University, Westminster
College Application Week
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November 17-21 – More details to come
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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UHEAA Regional Scholarship Nights:
https://blog.uheaa.org/fall-financial-aid-nights/
www.utahfutures.org
Alta’s Scholarship site & Twitter www.scholarbox.com
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Regents Scholarship
http://higheredutah.org/regents-scholarship/
New Century Scholarship
http://higheredutah.org/new-centuryscholarship/
Alta’s Scholarship Search
www.scholar-box.com
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Create your own account
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Automatically searches for
scholarships
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Updated weekly
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Apply directly from site
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For questions see
Ms. Jennifer Scheffner
Deferment
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Deferment means applying
for college now and
attending later
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Submit college and
scholarship applications by
priority deadlines
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Apply for deferment
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Contact each institution to
find out their specific policies
ACT Test Dates
TEST DATE
September 13
October 25
December 13
February 7
DEADLINE
August 8
September 19
November 7
January 9
School Code: 450-402
ACT Testing
Preparation Classes
Register online
 University of Utah Prep Course - www.youth.utah.edu
 9/9 - 10/14 every Tuesday at Alta
 11/4 – 12/9 every Tuesday at Alta
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ACT Website - www.actstudent.org
SAT Website - www.collegeboard.org
Utah Futures - www.utahfutures.org
Shmoop- www.shmoop.com/utah/
ACT Test Preparation
SAT Test
If considering an out-of-state
school, take the SAT
 www.sat.collegeboard.org
 Register online
 Jordan High School offers the
test on October 11, November
8, etc.
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Twitter Fast Follow
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Pull out your cell phone!
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Get scholarship updates, admission
deadline reminders, important graduation
information, and other fun facts.
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Text “Follow AltaCounseling” to 40404
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Now put your phone away 
Parents & Students
Keep track of credit status
 Skyward Student (mid-term grade
reports, attendance)
 Report cards in November, January,
April and June
 Attend Parent/Teacher conferences
September 30 & October 1
February 25-26
 Make sure incomplete (I) and (NG)
grades are made up each quarter
Recognition Cords
Various Recognition
Cords for
Achievement at
Alta!
Visit our website in
the spring for details
http://ahs.canyonsdistrict.org/
Your graduation will be in jeopardy if
you have not completed make-up
credits, cleared NG’s, or have F’s or
I’s in a required course!
Make an appointment to meet with
your counselor for:
College and scholarship
questions
 Graduation requirements
 Personal concerns
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Ultimately…it’s your
responsibility to graduate!
“It always seems
impossible until
it’s done.”
Nelson Mandela

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